Nancy Hammond and Nancy Hammond Editions will be returning to Annapolis.
In an email sent yesterday, local artist, Nancy Hammond has announced her return to Annapolis. Hammond was a long-time fixture on State Circle who moved to a private studio in Centreville in 2000. She was most well known for her annual Annapolis print series, whose sale evolved into a traditional social event for the town. Hundreds of local residents would line up along State Circle to get a print on the first day of release when the pricing (and edition numbers) were lower. As the series sold, the pricing increased.
According to the email, the new gallery in Annapolis will be located at 192 West Street with a September planned opening.
Nancy said that her daughter-in-law, Kate Hammond, woudl be managing the business; and Kristin Ransone in charge of sales.
“Being on the Eastern Shore, in Centreville, has been a wonderful pause for all of us. Our short rural commute was convenient. Combines and tractors were often on the roads at harvest time or spring planting but who’s complaining?
The school bus stopped at the gallery’s door. Customers stayed longer and we chatted more.
I, particularly, refreshed my creative spirit. Green must be the most restful color in the world! The views across the fields were breathtaking. We saw eagles and herons and baby osprey learning to fly!
Calm and serene described our routine………… until we began to miss the pulse of city life.
Finally, we couldn’t wait another minute!
Enough with the crickets! Bring on the bells and the boating horns, the bridge openings and the USNA parades!”